I believe that sometimes rain can be like a blessing. It’s just something I’ve noticed over the years.

This morning in Denver this (link below) is my view from my computer – not rain but big snow flakes. By the way, that’s what air looks like when the cottonwood trees release their pollen at this time of year as well in Colorado.

The reason I know it’s snow, today, however, and not “cottonwood” snow, is because it’s cold. But it will be 72 degrees on Monday and the big Colorado cottonwoods will get to work.

Here’s what I could see out my back window while writing this book over the course of the winter – big white flakes – with my garden there in the back. God seems always to give with both hands:



3 thoughts on “Blessings”

  1. Oops. The snowflakes didn’t get picked up to well by the camera. But they are BIG snowflakes. Like one of those crystal ball things. And guess what? The last chapter of the book describes how to make a story out of a one word image. Guess what the image in that chapter is? Yup. A snowflake who doesn’t want to land because she doesn’t want to melt.

  2. Maybe this throws a wrench into things, but your OWI of a snowflake in the last chapter there makes me think of the backstory items. The snowflake’s destiny is to land and eventually melt. This has me thinking about putting “destiny” as part of the backstory.

    I might just also require, for our next round of invisible creations, for students to choose an object found in nature. I’m finding it difficult for many students to think of an object to settle on and difficult for me to help them think of one. Guiding them to think of an object found in nature, especially one found outside during the time of the year in which we are creating invisibles, seems like a good framework to work under, to keep us from having our thoughts drift.

    Great pic, Ben! I like your fancy computer stand.

  3. I like both suggestions, Sean. It is a destiny and your second point is that an object found in nature would help guide their ideas. I usually steer them in the direction of food, since it can get funny. I am getting GREAT feedback from those w the book, which of course delays things but hey, nobody writes a book and there are no authors. The book writes itself, as this one has done.

    Yeah before I got that computer stand when writing the Big CI Book and ANATS and ANATTY my neck was craned down. My chiro says my cervical vertebrae are 2″ in front of where they should be. Great!

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